John Winthrop preached “A Model of Christian Charity” aboard the English ship Arabella at the beginning of the great Puritan migration to North America, primarily Massachusetts. In it he declared that the colony should be “as a city set on a hill” for all the world to see and be instructed. 20,000 English Puritans entered New England over the next ten years. Winthrop’s iconic sermon has been quoted through the years by preachers and politicians like John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
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